Big Triangles Intro

Darlene asked if she could use one of my Log Cabin designs, not to make a log cabin quilt, but as a layout for a quilt made with big triangles of denim and flannel shirts.

She used the layout of Log Cabin 7

The contrast in her quilt was in the texture of the fabrics rather than the colour and design of the fabric. She was determined NOT to buy any flannel yardage to make it “prettier”. That must have been difficult as she works part-time in a quilt shop!

It works for me despite not being able to touch the quilt. The flannel replaces the light half of the Log Cabin blocks, though in many cases the faded denim is lighter than the flannel.

There are some wonderful flannels!

I can almost feel the warmth.

Of course, while Darlene was playing with her stash I had to try designing quilts using big triangles.

What would happen if the interest of the logs or strips were removed from the triangles and were replaced with half square triangles of scrap fabrics. So let’s take a Log Cabin quilt design and see what happens. It goes from this ………..

………………… to this

There will be more, but in the meantime if you have lots of big triangles look back through the Log Cabin designs I have already posted.

Best of all, Darlene has inspired me to play with big triangles, something I would not have though about trying. And while I play with virtual designs Darlene is thinking about more stash busting using big triangles.

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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4 Responses to Big Triangles Intro

  1. V says:

    love triangles… I’ve been hooked on geese and any other sort of triangles lately…very fun!


  2. Darlene says:

    Judy, Just returned from 4 days at the AQS show in Paducah and saw your April 23rd posting. What a nice surprise! Will be watching your adventures in future half square triangle designs. I still have lots of old blue jeans to make into some interesting designs. Thanks for posting my quilt. It’s fun to see one’s work on line. Dar


    • Darlene,

      Lucky you getting to Paducah!

      Thank you oncwe again for the inspiration!

      I have a tendency to make things too complicated, and it was nice to be reminded that simple designs have their uses, and just because it is simple doesn’t make it bad, or boring!

      Judy B


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